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Annual Awards Overview


Rabb-Venable award winners and participants exhibit curiosity, ingenuity, and academic excellence in their research. We are proud of all those who have participated in the program.

The Rabb-Venable Excellence in Ophthalmology Research Program recognizes outstanding medical students and residents/fellows from medical schools and ophthalmology residency programs across the United States. These students’ commitment to furthering research in ophthalmology and in improving eye-related health outcomes in underserved communities is commendable. We thank each participant for their enthusiasm for ophthalmology – and invite you to take a look at the emerging leaders in this exciting field of medicine.    

Application Submission Deadline:
March 31, 2024


Notification of Program Finalists:
May 30, 2024


NMA Annual Convention:
August 2-7, 2024

New York City, NY

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